Meera Nandan

Meera Nandan is an Indian actress who works in the South Indian Film industry predominantly in Malayalam Cinema.

Meera Nandan
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Nandan at 60th South Filmfare Awards 2013
Born
Meera Nandakumar

(1990-11-26) 26 November 1990 (age 30)
Kochi, Kerala, India
OccupationActress, Radio Jockey, Model, TV Host
Years active2007–2017

Early lifeEdit

Meera Nandan was born as Meera Nandakumar on 26th November 1988 as the daughter of Nandakumar and Maya at Perandoor, Elamakkara, Kochi.[1] She has a younger brother Arjun Nandakumar. She did her schooling in Bhavans Vidya Mandir, Elamakkara . After completing her degree in English literature from St. Teresa's College, Ernakulam, she pursued her masters in Mass Communication with Journalism through distant education from Manipal University.[2][3] She is distantly related to actress Divya Unni.[4]

CareerEdit

Meera first appearance before the camera was in an advertisement for Mohanlal's Taste Buds. In 2007, she auditioned as a competitor in Idea Star Singer aired on Asianet Television but was selected as an anchor for the programme. She was anchoring television programmes on Amrita TV and Jeevan TV, too.[5]

She made her acting debut in Malayalam cinema the following year, playing the female lead in Lal Jose's Mulla.[6] Lal Jose was looking for "a new face with a girl next door look" and Poornima, wife of actor Indrajith Sukumaran, thought that Meera suited the role and approached her. After discussing with her parents, she accepted the role of Lachi, a "bold, smart and outgoing girl",[5] which won her accolades. The next year she made her Tamil cinema debut with Vaalmiki and quickly signed a few more Tamil films: K. T. Kunjumon's Kadhalukku Maranamillai, Ayyanar[7] and Suriya Nagaram.[8]

She debuted in Telugu cinema in 2011 with Jai Bolo Telangana. The Malayalam film, Seniors saw her playing the role of a villain, with Meera stating that the film was "a revelation even to me".[4] Including Seniors she had four Malayalam releases in 2011, but she felt that it was not a good year for her as none of them helped her career.[4] In 2013, she was first seen as a journalist in Lokpal. That year she also turned playback singer. She sang the romantic number "Mazhayude Ormakal" composed by Ratheesh Vegha for V. K. Prakash's Silence.[9][10] Her debut Kannada film Karodpathi, for which she had begun shooting in 2012, then titled as Kotyadhipathi,[4] released after a long delay in 2014. She played the role of a tribal girl in Black Forest, which won the National Film Award for Best Film on Environment Conservation/Preservation.[8]

She was next seen playing a prominent role in Madhav Ramadasan's Apothecary.[11] Her final release Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu in which she played a Muslim girl.[12] 2015 she had next first release in three years, Sandamarutham.[13] In Telugu, she has completed filming for Hitudu (earlier titled Gunde Ninda Gudigantalu), in which she will be seen as a tribal woman in three different stages, as a 14-year-old, as a 23-year-old and as a 35-year-old.[14] She lent her voice for Taapsee's character in the film Doubles.

Other workEdit

In 2014, she moved to Dubai to work as a Radio Jockey in Radio Red 94.7 FM. She, however, informed in social media that she will continue to work in films along with her job as RJ.

She has now joined Gold 101.3 FM in Ajman as RJ.[15][16][17]

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Film Role Language
2008 Mulla Lachi Malayalam
2009 Currency Rose
Valmiki Vandhana Tamil
Puthiya Mukham Sreedevi Malayalam
Kerala Cafe Sister of James
Patham Nilayile Theevandi Indu
2010 Pulliman Radha
Elsamma Enna Aankutty Jeni
Ayyanar Anitha Tamil
Oridathoru Postman Usha Malayalam
2011 Jai Bolo Telangana Sahaja Telugu
Kathalukku Maranamillai - Tamil
Seniors Lakshmi Malayalam
Shankaranum Mohananum Rajalakshmi
Ven Shankhu Pol Aswathy(Achu)
Swapna Sanchari Lakshmi
2012 Padmasree Bharat Dr. Saroj Kumar Actress
Sooriya Nagaram Thamizhselvi Tamil
Mallu Singh Neethu Malayalam
Madirasi Bhama
Bhoomiyude Avakashikal Saradha
2013 Lokpal Jain
Red Wine Jasna
Yathra Thudarunnu -
Aattakatha Sethulakhsmi
Tourist Home Reshma
Kadal Kadannoru Mathukkutty Kunjumol
2014 Black Forest Cheera
Karodpathi Vidya Kannada
Apothecary Daisy Malayalam
Mylanchi Monchulla Veedu Shahina
2015 Sandamarutham Maha Tamil
Kaattum Mazhayum Anjaly Malayalam
Hitudu Abhilasha Telugu
2016 Naanu Nam Hudgi Kannada
Angane Thanne Nethave Anchettennam Pinnale Anu Malayalam
Ner Mugam Ramya Tamil
2017 4th Degree Telugu
Gold Coins Smrithi teacher Malayalam
Music albums
Year Title Language Notes
2006 Pranayathin Jalakam - album Malayalam
Mookambika - album Actress & Singer
Devi Mahatmyamn- album singer
Varavarnini - album
Vara Roopini - album
Devi Theertham - album
2018 Doore Doore - Musical video
2020 Zara Zara Tamil/Hindi sung by herself
As singer
As dubbing artiste

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Role Channel Language
2017–2018 Lal Salam Host with Mohanlal Amrita TV Malayalam
2017 Asianet Film Awards Host with Govind Padmasoorya Asianet Malayalam
2016 Sell Me the Answer Participant Asianet Malayalam
2011 Vivel Big Break Judge Surya TV Malayalam
2011 Onakkodi Host Surya TV Malayalam
2007 Idea Star Singer Co Host Asianet Malayalam
2007 Veedu Actress Surya TV Malayalam

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Film Result
2007 Kerala State Television Awards[18] Best Second Actress Veedu Won
2008 Filmfare Awards South Best Female Debut Mulla
Best Actress - Malayalam Nominated
2009 Asianet Film Awards Best New Face of the Year (Female) Won
AMMA Awards Best Supporting Actress Puthiya Mukham

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ a b Tabitha Marion (29 June 2013). "Vivacious Meera Nandan". Fwdlife.in. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Meera Croons for Silence – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 5 December 2013. Archived from the original on 12 October 2020. Retrieved 9 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Meera Nandhaa to croon in 'Silence'". Deccan Chronicle. 3 December 2013. Archived from the original on 21 September 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Meera-Jayasurya to play a couple in Apothecary – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 5 April 2014. Retrieved 9 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  13. ^ "Oviya, Meera Nandan to pair with Sarathkumar – The Times of India". Timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Archived from the original on 29 October 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  18. ^ "'Daya' and 'Typewriter' bag State TV awards". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 15 November 2008. Archived from the original on 7 July 2013. Retrieved 31 March 2012.

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